Life

World Letter Writing Day

World Letter Writing Day

Etc, Life, Stationery
Longtime readers will know I’m a big fan of snail mail. There’s nothing quite like receiving a handwritten letter through the post, whether it’s from a family member, old friend ... Read more
Petal Power

Petal Power

Life
After a very hot, dry summer, we’ve started getting some much-needed rain showers over the past couple of weeks. It has cooled down a bit now, but the bees are ... Read more
The Magic of Life Butterfly House

The Magic of Life Butterfly House

Life, Travel
A short distance from the Welsh coastal town of Aberystwyth is Cwm Rheidol (English translation: Rheidol Valley), a beautiful, stunning valley perfect for walking, cycling and fishing. This week our ... Read more
Kiefer Sutherland – Reckless Tour 2018

Kiefer Sutherland – Reckless Tour 2018

Etc, Life
Thursday, 28th June 2018 – A year and two days after rocking Gorilla, Kiefer Sutherland was back in Manchester, this time rocking the Albert Hall. Wait… Kiefer Sutherland? Rocking? Yes, ... Read more
Gary Barlow at the Symphony Hall

Gary Barlow at the Symphony Hall

Etc, Life
Friday, 15th June 2018 – Over 2,000 women (some of them dragging along their partners) turned into screaming fan-girls once again as the one and only Gary Barlow stepped on ... Read more
Sugar, Sugar

Sugar, Sugar

Life
“Sugar, ah honey honey You are my candy girl And you’ve got me wanting you Honey, ah sugar sugar…” (Lyrics from ‘Sugar, Sugar’ by The Archies) You might wonder why ... Read more
Spring Has Sprung (At Last!)

Spring Has Sprung (At Last!)

Life
Spring has finally sprung… and it won’t be long until summer is officially here. The snow has gone at last (with the temperatures we’ve been getting this bank holiday weekend, I ... Read more
Acton Scott Historic Working Farm

Acton Scott Historic Working Farm

Life, Travel
On a rare, sunny, April Saturday, we headed to Acton Scott Historic Working Farm near Church Stretton in South Shropshire for a trip out. I’d wanted to go ever since ... Read more
Farewell, My Friend

Farewell, My Friend

Life
Leo “Boo” Cat 2005 – 2018 Leo, affectionately known as “Boo”, passed away unexpectedly at home on the evening of Tuesday, 3rd April, leaving a great big fluffy hole in ... Read more
Snowdrops at Stanton Lacy Church

Snowdrops at Stanton Lacy Church

Etc, Life, Travel
The church of St Peter at Stanton Lacy in the South Shropshire countryside is well-known for its beautiful carpet of snowdrops which adorn its churchyard at this time of year. ... Read more
28 Letters

28 Letters

Etc, Life, Stationery
It’s nearly time again for InCoWriMo. “InCoWriMo?”, I hear you ask. International Correspondence Writing Month The mission, if you choose to accept it, is to hand-write a letter, postcard, note ... Read more
A Review of 2017

A Review of 2017

Etc, Life
That’s another year done! I can safely say that 2017 was one heck of a lot better than 2016 (a.k.a “The Year to Forget”). I’ve done fun things, had new ... Read more
Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

Life
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! All the presents are wrapped, cards delivered and the fridge is full of festive food. Time to relax and enjoy Christmas! My niece ... Read more
Snow Days

Snow Days

Life
It started snowing on Friday and stopped sometime early yesterday morning (Monday), so it’s pretty much a winter wonderland around here. Well, that is until you need to go anywhere, ... Read more
Summer Lovin’

Summer Lovin’

Etc, Life
Firstly, apologies for being missing in action over the past month. It’s not that I’ve been that busy, it’s just that I’ve somehow not felt the inclination to blog (or ... Read more